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Brazil to play Czech Republic in March rematch of 1962 World Cup final

Prague, Czech Republic – The Czech Republic will host Brazil on March 26 in a friendly at Prague’s Eden Park Stadium. The game will be a rematch of the 1962 World Cup final which saw the Seleção beat Czechoslovakia 3-1 in Santiago and record their second consecutive World Cup victory, despite the absence of Brazil’s star player of 1958, Pelé.

Neymar’s teammates will travel to Prague as part of their Global Tour preparing them for this summer’s Copa America, which takes place in Brazil.

Having limped-off injured during his team’s victory against Strasbourg last night, it is uncertain whether the PSG forward will be part of the trip.

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The March friendly will be a rematch of the 1962 World Cup final.

The Seleção first met the former Czechoslovakia at the 1938 World Cup, when they played out a 1-1 draw in Bordeaux, France, before Brazil won the replay 2-1.

The last meeting between the two sides came at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup as goals from Romario and Ronaldo secured a 2-0 semi-final victory as Brazil went on to lift the title.

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